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A shed is a versatile space that can serve more purposes than storage. In most residences, the space is reserved for gardening tools, power tools and all sorts of items that cannot be housed in the main building. Nonetheless, it is easy to transform a garden shed into a comfortable and relaxing space. In pursuit of innovative ways to make use of the space, homeowners are turning sheds into a “he shed” or a “she shed”. The outcome is a secluded space you can retreat to for relaxation, entertainment or work. Here are some tips on how to transform your garden shed into a creative space without the need of a complete overhaul.
Having electricity in the room is essential. Electricity powers the lighting and also some of the electronic devices that will be in the space. The electrical plan will depend on your needs but the simpler the better. it is important to hire an electrician to do proper wiring in the room since DIY circuits may land you in trouble.
Flooring depends on the use of the space and personal taste. Formal uses like home office or an extra room allows duplication of the flooring design in the main house. However, if you are looking to have a home gym the design has to fit the purpose. Easy to clean and durable options are always the best but also personal taste gives room for various alternatives. Considering the garden shed sits outside the main house, there is no limit to what you can do with the flooring.
When constructing sheds, most people do not consider the indoor temperature control. Since most sheds are built with no insulation, use is limited. The space either gets too hot or too cold depending on the weather. If you intend to use the shed more creatively, you need to control the climate inside the shed. An AC unit will cool and heat the room as per requirements in addition to keeping humidity levels in check. Installing windows will also help in taking care of temperature control. If the space allows installation of good insulation will go a long way in creating a cozy shed.
After installing electricity, get light fixtures with an attractive style that offer sufficient lighting. If your budget is low, go for desk and table lamps instead of overhead lights as they are more affordable.
You can also paint the walls and install window blinds to protect against UV rays. Electronics, decor, and furnishings are also an important part of transforming a work shed into a creative usable space.
Water is important especially if you intend to install a bathroom in the improved shed. You can transform the work shed into a spa by installing a Jacuzzi tub to soak away the day’s fatigue and stress in private. Include nail tools, massage chair, and a foot spa in the set-up for the full Jacuzzi experience.
Other than a bathroom, an outdoor kitchen can also be useful when hosting a garden party since it will be closer to the garden. If you intend to use the shed as a kitchen, it is vital to install a sink and a countertop to make the kitchen complete. An oven will also be ideal for a summer barbecue with family and friends.
In conclusion, transforming a garden shed into a creative is a project that you can undertake. If you do not have the time for a DIY refurbishment, you can look for professional help and hire a contractor who will carry out the upgrade to your specifications. Do not let your garden shed space go to waste, make it useful.
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